Dioscorea hamiltonii / Dioscorea persimilis / Dioscorea raishaensis - Moodavenni, Sandikilangu, Thalikkizhangu, Venni Seeds

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Botanical name: Dioscorea hamiltonii / Dioscorea persimilis / Dioscorea raishaensis
Common name: Moodavenni, Sandikilangu, Thalikkizhangu, Venni
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: D. hamiltonii
Habit: Climber
Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
District(s): Kannur, Thrissur, Malappuram, Wayanad
Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
Distribution: Indo-Myanmar
Aquatic: No
Epiphyte(s): No
Saprophyte: No
Stem parasite: No
Root parasite: No
Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
Weed: No
Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
Exotic: No
Garden: No
Edible: No
Vegetable: No
Altitude: 500-1000
Localities: Peechi, Vellanimala, Kannoth, Tolpetty


Dioscorea hamiltonii is a species of Dioscorea native to southern China, Taiwan, northern Indochina (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar) and the Himalayas (Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam).

Stem angled, glabrous. Leaves ovate or lanceolate, acuminate, base truncate or cordate, glabrous, to 11 x 5 cm; basally 7-ribbed, intercostae close and subscalariform; petiole to 5 cm long. Male flowers in to 12 cm long slender axillary spikes; flowers in verticils. Perianth lobes ovate, 1.5 mm long, glabrous. Stamens 6. Female spikes to 2 cm long, rachis stout. Fruit orbicular, obcordate, 2.2 x 3 cm, glabrous.

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